ALOHA BASEBALL CLUB

Go Warriors! Play ball.

Aloha, OR   |  www.alohabaseballclub.com

Mission

The Aloha Baseball Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting youth baseball in the Aloha, Oregon community with our primary focus being the baseball program for Aloha High School. We believe in community and supporting the development of players to be their best, on and off the field. Our desire is to promote athletic excellence, good sportsmanship and accountability while building relationships among athletes, parents, coaches, and our community. ABC's main goal is to raise funds to supplement what is provided by the Beaverton School District to operate the Aloha High School baseball program.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Tracie Rose

Main address

PO Box 7007

Aloha, OR 97007 USA

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EIN

27-2411014

NTEE code info

Baseball, Softball (includes Little Leagues) (N63)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization's primary focus is filling a financial gap for a high school sport program. The school and district offer the sport to their students yet offer essentially zero budgeting to support the program. As a result, alumni from the baseball program created this non-profit organization to raise funds and help fill the gap. AHS is located in a depressed socio-economic area, a mix of all income levels for student demographics yet a majority of students qualify for free/reduced meals. During the school year, these students qualify to participate in school sanctioned sports at no cost; however, once the school year is over and many sports programs offer summer programs these same student athletes are left behind as their family is unable to pay out-of-pocket for the opportunity. The AHS baseball program also falls well behind in the equitable distribution of facilities and equipment within the district - one field, decades old backstop. Outdated safety equipment for players.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

AHS Warriors Baseball

The Aloha High School Warriors baseball program encompassing three teams across 9-12 grades. ABC supports the program through advocacy with the Head Coach of the program by providing financial assistance to fill the gap between the school district budgeting and the program's needs. ABC maintains all expenses for the year-round maintenance of the grass baseball field and facilities tied to the baseball program (indoor batting cage, clubhouse and snack shack).

Population(s) Served

Allowing those passionate in the sport of Baseball the opportunity to continue training within their craft is important. Traditional high school baseball seasons are rather short and end before the school year, leaving the best weather of the year to summer programs. 95% of the players at Aloha High School are unable to afford the opportunities of their peers in surrounding communities and district schools to join a club or travel ball team for continued training and time on the field. It is important that we offer an option to keep these student athletes active and focused during the months where less structure can deter from goals. Making these opportunities affordable is another challenge as kids are excluded from participation without the support of the school structure supporting participation fees for those who qualify for free and reduced meals. Once the school year is over, this support is unavailable. Being a school where over 60% of the students qualify for this support a majority of our baseball players immediately lose the option to join us for the summer baseball program. We are on a mission to fund this program and allow all students who want to play baseball the opportunity no matter the time of year.

Population(s) Served

An extension of our summer baseball program, the fall ball season is where players focus more on development and skills to begin focusing on for the off season. This is an opportunity for our players who are not participating in a fall sport at school. This is not a school-sponsored season and thus out of pocket for any players wishing to participate. Our goal is to fully fund this season allowing players a fair opportunity to participate without exclusion by those who cannot afford.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Build a sustainable financial plan that allows us to not only fill the gap of maintenance and typical expenses of the organization. Having funds regularly coming in that can make a difference in the larger goals - specifically making sport participation more affordable and thus an equal opportunity for any high school student who has a desire to play baseball, not just for those who can afford it. Let's take the financial burden off the families and allow them to experience the joy of watching their kids play a sport they love for longer than the few weeks built into the school program. Let it be a summer of baseball, not just a short few weeks in the spring.

Additionally, creating a facility and experience with up-to-date equipment that shows our student athletes that they matter and we believe in them. Currently, there is a glaring inequity between the condition of facilities at Aloha High School and those of surrounding schools within the same or adjacent school district. Many schools have brand new or newer facilities and Aloha is working with a backstop from the 1980's and an indoor facility that is shared by three other sports. Let's afford these kids the chance to feel proud and enjoy a facility that respects the time and effort they give to the sport.

Our first strategy has been rebuilding connections within our community, financially and emotionally. Specifically building reciprocal relationships to where our program is not just asking for their support but are willing to extend a similar support to their endeavors. This has been done through a more robust sponsorship program with larger capital opportunities and thus recognition - this unfortunately has yet to roll out due to the cancellation of sports and restricted fundraising allowed from district rulings. The emotional connection our community members feel towards our program is important. We want the Aloha community to feel proud and want to be involved by attending games, event and lending a hand when needed.

As a Board we are reviewing all fundraising efforts and determining which are most beneficial for time and potential return on investment and those that might not be as efficient. We've also created a much larger online presence to reach more people within our community and beyond.

Outreach and connection with alumni has also been a focus. In normal years, we hold a community celebration weekend that draws alums for an alumni baseball game, golf tournament and other events open to the community. Our 2019 event was the largest in history where we drew 20+ alumni for the weekend. This tells us our alums want to be connected and support the program and thus more energy needs to be given to bring them back into the fold with engagement and opportunities.

We've built a strong and experienced Board over the past couple of years where strengths are identified and used for the benefit of the organization. The extends beyond the Board and into the general membership where we focus on building relationship with the parents/guardians of the kids in the baseball program. Allowing them to be engaged and make use of talents in a variety of capacities.

Strong leadership within the baseball program is benefiting the organization. Having a transparent and respectful relationship with the Head Coach of the program as well as the leadership of the high school is proving to open more doors that previously were unidentified or unavailable to the program.

Most importantly, open minds. Though we maintain focus on our mission and goals, we welcome all ideas to review and determine how they might benefit us in the short term and long term.

Our organization has overhauled financials, operating policies and by-laws to create a concrete and professional foundation and thus a strong presentation to the general public.

To-date, we've just met the basic needs to get the 2021 season underway for field maintenance and required resources. This was a tremendous feat considering the shutdowns and financial woes experienced this year.

Our next goal is to fund the summer/fall programs with the basic budget needs and fill our mandated reserve to build the 2022 season start and emergency cushion that has been depleted for a majority of the year due to restrictions with fundraising during COVID. From there, we want to fully fund participation fees for the summer and fall programs - allowing families to take this burden off their shoulders and recover from a tumultuous 2020. Once our players are taken care of, we want to begin the capital improvements to provide our community with a facility that invites everyone to come together and feel proud and comfortable within the space (this means lights for the field, safety equipment, hot water in the snack shack, secured storage for player equipment during the school day, actual restrooms instead of the shared porta-potty).

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received feedback that it felt intimidating to get involved with the organization and thus people did not volunteer. Our organization depends upon the time and talents of our membership - success can only be seen when we have many hands sharing the workload. Intentional outreach was taken by Board members to personally connect with members, get to know them and then invite them to become more involved. Additionally, some of the opportunities that may have been kept close or had the same people always volunteering had a change in process where it required broader participation and restricted individuals from sitting too long with a project - preventing others from learning about the opportunity. We saw some turnover from this new approach but ultimately new faces with great energy.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ALOHA BASEBALL CLUB

Board of directors
as of 09/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tracie Rose

Providence Health & Services

Term: 2020 - 2022

Aimee Cessna

US Bancorp

Nita Werner

Lithia Motors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data